Thinking skills linked to heart disease risk

People with low scores on a test of thinking skills required to reason, solve problems and plan may be at higher risk of heart attacks or strokes.

High-fat diet can dull brain's dopamine system

A high-fat diet can cause impairments in a critical brain pathway that controls motivation, scientists have found.

20-minutes of yoga can make you smarter

 Even a single, 20-minute session of yoga can significantly improve brain function immediately, a study reveals.

'Deadly' stroke ages your brain function by eight years

In a new study, scientists have found that stroke claims eight years worth of your brain function.

Stroke steals eight years of brain function

Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, robbing them of memory and thinking speed, new research says.

Green tea can even make MRI`s sharper

 Green tea has been deemed good for health, skin, brain function etc, and now it is even good for improving the image quality of MRIs.

Your brain's not as old as you think
Your brain's not as old as you think

A new study has provided a deeper insight into human brains which ages less than previously thought.

Gene linked to anxiety, schizophrenia identified

Scientists have identified a novel gene linked to anxiety and schizophrenia.

Eating walnuts daily boosts memory

Eating less than a handful of walnuts daily as a snack or as a part of a meal can sharpen your memory, says a study.

Anaesthetics could cause long-term memory loss

While anaesthetics help patients undergo critical surgery, they could also lead to long-term cognitive impairment such as memory loss, new research confirms.

Shift work link to brain power decline: Study

People who work shifts for 10 years or more may suffer loss of memory and brain power, said a study Tuesday that also warned of safety concerns in high-risk jobs.

Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain function post cardiac arrest

A new study has revealed that Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest by seven-fold.

How brain can multitask better

Cooking while having a conversation, watching a movie while browsing the Web, or driving while listening to a radio show - multitasking is an essential skill in our daily lives. Make it better now.

Hatha yoga improves cognitive performance in older adults

A new study has claimed that `hatha yoga` helps in increasing brain function amongst older adults.

First most realistic 3D `brain-like` tissue model created

Bioengineers have recently created a 3D model that can mimic biochemical and electrophysiological responses like a real brain, which offers new options for understanding brain function, disease and trauma, and treatment in better way.

Daily fish oil improves brain function in elderly

Regular use of fish oil supplements may significantly reduce cognitive decline and improve brain function in older adults, says a study.

Drug addicts` brain function similar to that of sex addicts: Scientists

A new has found that the brain activity that goes on in a sex addicts` head, is very similar to that of a drug addicts.`

New discovery could soon make epilepsy history

University of Toronto biologists leading an investigation into the cells that regulate proper brain function, have identified and located the key players whose actions contribute to afflictions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia.

Reading novels increases brain function

Researchers have suggested that reading a novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that could remain for at least five days after reading.

Love hormone improves brain function in autistic kids

A single dose of the `love hormone` oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, can enhance brain function in children with autism, scientists have claimed.